Evans Head Surf Shack


Evans Head, NSW Australia




Office phone: +61 432 773 967

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Learn how to stand up paddle and have SUP  lessons at Evans Head Surf School, an ASI accredited stand up paddle school, located at Evans Head, near Ballina and just south of Byron Bay.


Evans Head Surf School is owned and managed by John Plenkovich. He's been surfing for more than 30 years and is an elite advanced surfer having surfed around Australia, Asia, Europe and Africa.  He got involved in SUP in its early days.

John was born and grew up in Evans Head and has extensive knowledge of the waterways.  

He is an ASI Level 1 SUP Instructor (Enclosed Flat Water), holds his surf rescue, senior first aid and advanced resuscitation qualifications.  He also holds ASI Level 2 Surfing Coach accreditation, has worked for surf schools, as surf guide on yacht charters and surfing tour companies taking people for extended surfing trips in remote surf locations in Australia. He's also an accomplished kayak guide.


Evans Head Surf School offers group and private stand up paddle lessons for enclosed Flat Water locations, for kids, adults, parties, girls only, school groups and corporates.

The school provides the complete stand up paddle, surfing, kayaking experience.

The Surf Shack is located right on the river, making it the ideal location to go supping.


Transport to and from Byron Bay is provided. If you are on public bus transport, phone in advance and we'll pick you up from the highway.


Evans Head is a picturesque town set on the magnificent Evans River with amazing white stretches of beach, inland waterways, surrounded by national parks.

Whales and dolphins are often seen and kangaroos and other bird and wildlife are bountiful.


SUP and stay packages are available with a whole range of options – supping, surfing, kayaking visit a surfboard factory, walks in the nature parks, kayaking and supping on the river, yoga and pampering - all designed to combine your supping experience with the natural beauty of the area.

Accommodation in the "Surf Shack" is available as well as live-in camps for 2 to 5 days or longer.